Fourth Estate, 2005

Barnes & Noble

“Even readers who find the idea of a ‘playboy’ somewhat questionable won’t be able to put down Levy’s biography of Porfirio Rubirosa (1909– 1965)….this bubbly bio is a perfect tribute.” — Publishers Weekly

“A terrific story about a fascinating character.” — John Malkovich

“A fitting elegy for a forgotten boldfaced name and a thoughtful study of mid-20th-century Pan-American politics.” — Entertainment Weekly

“A compelling piece of social history…written in a breezy style perfectly suitable for conjuring Rubirosa’s seductive personality.” — Booklist

“As Shawn Levy amply documents in his bubbly, breathless and appropriately inconsequential biography, Rubirosa worked hard at having fun.” — New York Times